The Drill Down 176 – Renting Movies on Facebook

This week, The Drill Down team discuss Sony being allowed to acquire IP addresses from anyone who visited PS3  firmware hacker George Hotz’s website, Sprint plans on bringing a 3D EVO phone to the market, Microsoft’s Kinect gets into the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device, Reddit breaks personal records with their Ask Me Anything subreddit, Apple releases iOS 4.3, Mixx.com’s social news product is dead, but the community lives on at Mixxingbowl.com.

Our in-depth discussion this week is on a Warner Bros. announcement to market movie rentals and purchases via Facebook, using Facebook credits. Finally we finish up with the news that YouTube has purchased video producer Next New Networks, and what that means for the future of YouTube content.

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The Drill Down 018 – Leftovers

Andy Mu, Reg, and special guest Karim Yergaliyev (Supernova17 on Digg) sat down for an impromptu session with no agenda, recorded on Black Friday. We still manage to cover a few of the top stories, but mostly we were just stuffed and lethargic from Thanksgiving!


Show Links
Super Mario Galaxy Rated Best Video Game of All Time
Digg the Candidates
Digg The Candidates page
Digg – The Social Media Manual By Muhammad Saleem
An Open Letter to Comcast and Every cable/Telco on P2P
Mark Cuban to ISPs: block all P2P traffic; Ars to Cuban: um, no
Facebook Is Almost 2/3 Women (and other stats)

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